I had the pleasure of photographing some of the matrics of 2012 from a local high school at their cocktail party last year. I jumped at the chance to be a part of their special day – I remember my own photo from my matric dance MANY years ago; my dress was already creased, my make up was fading, my date had food in his teeth. GREAT memories, right?
I wish I had had a professional photographer at my own cocktail party to tell me how to stand to best show off my dress and corsage, someone who would clean up my teenage pimples in photoshop, someone who got creative with my photos instead of just photographing myself and my date in that boring pose you see in every dance photo!
Lastly, I would have loved to have had my mom in one of my matric dance photos with me – she lovingly hand made my dress but I never had her in one photo with me.
Keeping that in mind, I aimed to give these matrics some amazing memories of one of the most special days of their school career, with their dates and their family.
I really loved being a part of this glamorous afternoon – so amazing to watch these young adults shake off their exam worries for just one night.
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